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123 mi 198 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 17 Trails Intermediate Trails 18 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

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gem Favorite Beautiful views shortly before the final ascent to Druid Arch.

Druid Arch

(7) Monticello, UT
gem Favorite Needles District. with permission from Nick Terrett

Squaw Canyon Overlook

(5) Monticello, UT
gem Favorite A mere 1,000 feet away from the river, straight up!

Canyonlands Confluence Hidden Overlook

(6) Moab, UT

Recommended Routes in The Needles - 2

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Favorite Beautiful views shortly before the final ascent to Druid Arch.
Difficult

Druid Arch

10.2 mi 16.4 km 1,018' Up 310.19 m Up 1,016' Down 309.7 m Down

Moab, UT
Favorite Needles District. with permission from Nick Terrett
Intermediate/Difficult

Big Spring Canyon/Squaw Canyon Loop

7.0 mi 11.3 km 610' Up 185.93 m Up 609' Down 185.75 m Down

Moab, UT

Trails in The Needles - 33

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2.1 mi 3.4 km #1Chesler Park Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT 20 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #2Joint Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT 12 
5.4 mi 8.6 km #3Big Spring Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
Moab, UT
21.9 mi 35.2 km #4Salt Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Monticello, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #5Cave Spring Trail
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
Moab, UT
0.3 mi 0.4 km #6Slickrock Trail N. Viewpoint Spur
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
1.7 mi 2.8 km #7Slickrock Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
4.0 mi 6.4 km #8Peekaboo Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
2.0 mi 3.2 km #9Druid Arch Trail
Difficult
Monticello, UT
Difficult
Monticello, UT
2.6 mi 4.2 km #10Big Spring to Elephant Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
2.9 mi 4.6 km #11Chesler Park Loop/Devils Kitchen Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
5.2 mi 8.3 km #12Confluence Overlook
Intermediate/Difficult
Moab, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Moab, UT
4.1 mi 6.6 km #13Squaw Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
Moab, UT
4.8 mi 7.8 km #14Lower Red Lake Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
5.2 mi 8.3 km #15Devils Kitchen to Elephant Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
1.6 mi 2.5 km #16Devils Kitchen Trail N. Spur
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
Intermediate/Difficult
Monticello, UT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #17Pothole Point Trail
Easy
Moab, UT
Easy
Moab, UT
3.3 mi 5.4 km #18Lost Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
Intermediate
Monticello, UT
10.0 mi 16.1 km #19Horse Canyon Road
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
Easy/Intermediate
Moab, UT
0.7 mi 1.2 km #20Squaw Flat Bypass Trail
Intermediate
Moab, UT
Intermediate
Moab, UT

Photos of The Needles - 103

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Sunset in Chesler Park. The rock formations on the south end of the meadows are a great spot for sunrises and sunsets, and also provide some shade.
Oct 27, 2017 near Monticello, UT
Beautiful views shortly before the final ascent to Druid Arch.
Apr 22, 2017 near Monticello, UT
Druid Arch - Canyonlands NP
Feb 3, 2016 near Monticello, UT
Stop to take in the beautiful scenery along Elephant Canyon.
Feb 18, 2017 near Monticello, UT
Needles District. with permission from Nick Terrett
Jun 15, 2016 near Monticello, UT
Druid Arch, as seen from the trail of the same name.
Dec 15, 2015 near Monticello, UT
View of Elephant Canyon just after crossing over the ladders from Squaw Canyon
Nov 1, 2019 near Monticello, UT
A side canyon of Lost Canyon
Mar 27, 2020 near Monticello, UT